East City Bookshop welcomes Jessica Mason Pieklo discussing her book The End of Roe V. Wade: Inside the Right's Plan to Destroy Legal Abortion, a timely and important examination of the attack on abortion and women's reproductive rights.
About The End of Roe V. Wade:
In the past decade, right-wing efforts to end legal abortion in the United States have reached a fever pitch, with anti-abortion legislation being introduced in several "red"--and even some "purple"--states. This war on abortion has had a chilling effect on women's reproductive health, making abortion accessible in name only in multiple parts of the country due to a lack of clinics, high cost, extensive waiting periods, and other issues. And if Roe v. Wade is overturned, which is now quite possible with a conservative Supreme Court, half of the states in the U.S. will likely make abortion completely illegal within their borders.
The End of Roe v. Wade examines the systematic destruction of legal abortion on a state by state basis, as well as detailing the Trump administration's unprecedented efforts to end access to abortion and contraception on a federal level. This timely and urgent book also offers a harrowing glimpse into what a post-Roe America will look like, previewing the next major battle over abortion rights--pitting those who chose to end their pregnancies outside of the legal medical system against those who will prosecute them.
Jessica Mason Pieklo is the Vice President, Law and the Courts at Rewire.News, an award-winning online publication devoted to reporting on reproductive and sexual health and justice. Pieklo has made frequent appearances on Democracy Now! and is often quoted by the Associated Press and Reuters on the legal implications of state-level anti-abortion restrictions.